uhm guys have you not noticed the fact that Dirk… his head, it was being controlled by AR?
and that his lamp exploded… because it seems through time travel, and space paradoxes, he actually managed to escape death… and retrieve an additional body for AR.
either they collaborated or AR//Lil’ Hal manipulated him, or Dirk cooperated for this, but…
the fact that AR’s conversation with Jake had this sinister undertone… and he referred to HAL 9000 [a crazy evil AI] as a protagonist, to a guy who would have no idea of the reference, made me feel as if it was more so a joke on Jake, for Jake would not catch something rather vital… and reveals his true interests.
So shit man I think his dying will to escape the glasses and become a real person has driven him partially insane. Like holy shit.